Wide Awake! (studio album) by Parquet Courts

Wide Awake!
Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
Year: 2018
Release date: 2018-05-18
Overall rank: 680th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 463 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2018 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (97th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (680th)
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Wide Awake! is ranked as the best album by Parquet Courts.

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80/100 (from 463 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.9/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.9.

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95/100
From 02/07/2021 03:12
Lyrically you could argue that it's the album of the decade.
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65/100
From 01/11/2021 16:55
Nice Album, with nice ideas in the songs. But not a highlight to my ears.
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70/100
From 07/08/2020 02:34
Despite being scatterbrained, Wide Awaaaaake! manages to come through with a handful of enjoyable rock tunes.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 04/08/2020 18:52
Highlights:

Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience
Tenderness
Total Football
Wide Awake
Freebird II
Before The Water Gets Too High
Death Will Bring Change
Back To Earth
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Rating:  
85/100
From 01/26/2020 15:04
Fun, energetic and individual amongst the other punk acts currently on the market, Parquet Courts clearly stands out. Wide Awake! is a great example of how.

Favorite tracks: Wide Awake!, Tenderness, Freebird II
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75/100
From 10/27/2019 23:18
These guys are punk. These guys are pop.
The vocals are great and the instrumental is tight!
Some remind Joe Strummer, others don't.
A good rock'n'roll record in this era where it seems more and more outdated.
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95/100
From 06/21/2019 17:44
90/100

Revitalize post-punk

I put this album among the best Punk albums EVER, really
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90/100
From 05/17/2019 19:41
The genius of Parquet Courts - and his songwriters Andrew Savage and Austin Brown - is to have resurrected the New York Rock that had disappeared since the Strokes. The legacy of Velvet, Ramones, Talking Heads, Richard Hell, Sonic Youth and so many others is one of the greatest things America has ever offered for the world, and it would simply absurd to let the stupidity of the Trump government make us forget what we owe to those artists who valiantly fought for intelligence and poetry. Without ever betraying either his punky origins or departing from his principles of authenticity, "Wide Awake!" offers a new uninhibited version of Parquet Courts, with more catchy melody. This is truly their best album and a classic of 2010's rock. "Wide Awake!" will be the first album of Parquet Courts totally accessible to anyone who is too young to have known the hours of the New York punk scene.

9/10

Best track: "Total Football"
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75/100
From 03/15/2019 04:21
I like it better when they're trying to sound like Wire or the Hives... less so when he tries to sounds like Elvis Costello. This may be going against the grain, but I prefer their earlier work.
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From 01/25/2019 10:29
In any other year 'Wide Awake' could easily have been an AOTY contender but in a hot 2018 field it just misses out

Produced by Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) this is their most diverse and best album yet and top to bottom retains The Courts sense of anger with slick production and tight arrangements

FYI the line "Fuck Tom Brady" that comes at the conclusion of "Total Football" is explained as nothing personal against Tom Brady per say, rather a commentary on the type of person Tom Brady represents

Wonderful stuff
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